- A pre-stretched silkscreen
- Silkscreen tape or contact paper
- screen printing ink
- a squeegee
- A surface to print on (we used a tote bag!)
1) On the flat side of the silk screen, tape out your design, or if you are using contact paper, cut out your design and stick it on.Whatever you don’t cover of the screen surface will be what gets printed. I’ve often started this project by simply masking out a shape with painter’s tape on paper and letting the kids paint over it. They love to peel the tape off once the paint has dried to reveal the crisp edges.
2) After you have your design on the screen, lay it with the flat side down, the frame facing up. If you are printing on a bag or a t-shirt, lay a piece of scrap paper inside to insure that the design won’t leak through to the other side.
3) Lay a dollop of ink across the upper surface.